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Old 02-16-2005, 09:56 AM   #1
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email server setup


Hi guys,
I have been trying to find how to setup e-mail on Slackware.
Linux-FAQ has been a bit hard to follow.
Anyonw who has a URL or has come up with a HowTO may pls guide me.

thx
 
Old 02-16-2005, 11:51 AM   #2
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What aspect of email are you wanting to set up? Are you wanting to make an SMTP server, POP3, IMAP, spam/virus gateway scanner, or what?
 
Old 02-16-2005, 01:15 PM   #3
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Look into Postfix for SMTP; Courier-IMAP for IMAP (technically *much* better than POP); I recommend OpenProtect for virus/spam scanning.
 
Old 02-16-2005, 03:22 PM   #4
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What's wrong with POP3? I don't use it, but it's not because it's technically inferior.

As for OpenProtect, do they have a free version? If not, why not just run postfix+Amavis+clam on an OpenBSD machine (as documented *lots* of places on the 'net) and be done with it?

Even though these questions may seem sarcastic, I'm being completely serious

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Old 02-16-2005, 04:16 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by sigsegv
What's wrong with POP3? I don't use it, but it's not because it's technically inferior.

As for OpenProtect, do they have a free version? If not, why not just run postfix+Amavis+clam on an OpenBSD machine (as documented *lots* of places on the 'net) and be done with it?

Even though these questions may seem sarcastic, I'm being completely serious
I meant 'technically' not in the technological sense, but in a 'IMHO it's a nicer system'

As for OpenProtect, the 'demo' version on their site (http://www.openprotect.com/demo.html) is completely free sans Kaspersky of course. I chose OpenProtect because it's installation is a breeze.
 
Old 02-16-2005, 04:27 PM   #6
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Setting up your own email server.
Shilo's Sendmail guide
http://shilo.is-a-geek.com/sendmail18.html
Prolly isnt the best way or the most secure way, but it works.

You'll prolly have to get a DyDns account or something 1st.
More shilo info on DyDns. http://shilo.is-a-geek.com/netprep15.html

Where shilo mentions this in the sendmail guide,
Quote:
dnl# Uncomment the line below to send outgoing mail through an external server:
dnl define(`SMART_HOST',`mailserver.example.com')

And change it to look like this:


dnl# Uncomment the line below to send outgoing mail through an external server:
define(`SMART_HOST',`smtp.myisp.com')
I went to my isp's website about found out the smtp server from their FAQ.

Last edited by Wartz; 02-16-2005 at 04:32 PM.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 09:08 AM   #7
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perhaps I should have clarified further....
I dial up to my telephone provider (who gives internet connection, but no e-mail feature. I am going to use www.bluebottle.com) to access the internet.

I want to have the facility to send mails to my mail box on BlueBottle (like Yahoo!) and recieve my mails on the server.

Things I kind-of-know:

1. There must be a script which will run the MTA (like PostFix) when the internet connection comes up. I have heard PostFix is easy.

2. Also Getmail or Fetchmail should also be started to fetch mail (IMAP or POP3, I have no idea)

3. Postfix will relay my mail to the SMTP server (smtp.bluebottle.com).

4. By now, I will have opened mutt and will see new mails...

How can I do all the above....?

Please do not suggest sendmail - I have no time for that as I have it is too hard.

thanks....
 
  


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